Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts

WYSO Spring Concert PosterOn Saturday, May 9; Saturday, May 16; and Sunday, May 17, 2015 WYSO will present the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Spring Concerts.

On Saturday, May 9 at 1:30pm, WYSO will kick off the concerts with performances by its Percussion Ensemble, Brass Choir, and Harp Ensemble.

The following week, on Saturday, May 16, the Philharmonia Orchestra will start the day at 11:00 am. They will play four different works that morning beginning with Symphony No. 9, op. 95, E minor From the New World mvt. 4 by Dvorak. They will transition to Kodaly’s Háry János: Intermezzo followed by two pieces by Mozart: The Overture of The Magic Flute and Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 466 mvt. 1. The piano concerto will feature concerto competition winner, Moqiu Cheng. Moqiu is a 7th grader at Hamilton Middle School and is also a violinist with WYSO.

At the 1:30 concert, Concert Orchestra will take the stage with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Simpson Dance of the Tumblers from ‘The Snow Maiden’.  Hatikvah, a traditional tune arranged by Del Borgo is next followed by Richard Meyer’s, Tales of Vandosar. They will end their set with Robert Sheldon’s Triumph of the Argonauts.

Following Concert Orchestra, WYSO’s string orchestra, Sinfonietta will end the day’s performances with several pieces including The Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture by Mozart, Richard Meyer’s, Carpe Diem!, and J.C. Bach’s Allegro from Sinfonia No. 6 in G minor.

On Sunday, May 17 at 4:00 pm, the Youth Orchestra will take stage at Overture Hall along with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in a side by side concert. The program will feature five different works showcasing the abilities of both orchestras.  They will start with Shostakovich’s, Festive Overture. Following that Soloist Adam Yeazel, a senior at Middleton High School, will perform Ibert’s, Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone. That will be followed by Violin Concerto No. 1 Cadenza and Mvt. IV – Burlesque, by Shostakovich featuring Sophomore Maynie Bradley as the soloist. After a brief intermission the program will continue with Elgar’s, Enigma Variations – including Theme I, VII, VIII, IX, XI, Finale and end with Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky and Ravel.

These concerts are generously supported by the Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family, along with funds from Dane County, the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of the The Capital Times, W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also supported in part by additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the State of Wisconsin, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Bolz Family Spring Concerts will be held in Mills Concert Hall in the UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18 years of age.


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